Feb 15 2019

Jung Kyoung-Ho, Park Sung-Woong, Lee Seol & Lee El cast in tvN drama series “When the Devil Calls Your Name”

Jung Kyoung-Ho, Park Sung-Woong, Lee Seol and Lee El are cast in tvN drama series “When the Devil Calls Your Name” (literal title). The drama series is motivated by classic German play “Faust” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. For the drama series, Jung Kyoung-Ho will play popular songwriter Ha Rib who makes a pact with the devil. Park Sung-Woong will play top actor Mo Tae-Kang who is possessed by the devil. Lee Seol will play unpopular singer-songwriter Lee Kyung. Lastly, Lee El will play Ji Seo-Young. She is the CEO of an entertainment company which Ha Rib is a client of.

“When the Devil Calls Your Name” first airs sometime during the first half of this year in South Korea.

Feb 15 2019

Park Hae-Jin cast in drama series “Secret”

Park Hae-Jin is cast in drama series “Secret” (working title). This is his first acting role since dropping out of now cancelled drama series “Four Men.” Actress Jo Bo-Ah is still considering an offer to play the lead female role. For drama series Park Hae-Jin will play Kang San-Hyeok. He is a member of a 119 emergency rescue team who travel via helicopter. Filming for “Secret” will begin sometime during the first half of 2019. Photo below is not a still image, but Park Hae-Jin receiving a honorary firefighter designation at the 119 Rescue Headquarters on November 7, 2018.

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Feb 14 2019

Teaser trailer for SBS drama series “Big Issue”

First teaser trailer added for SBS drama series “Big Issue” starring Joo Jin-Mo and Han Ye-Seul. The brief voice over by Han Ye-Seul in the teaser trailer states in Korean “Someone is taking a picture of you. Big Issue.”

Meanwhile, below is the first still images of Joo Jin-Mo in the upcoming drama series. This scene was filmed on January 15, 2019 at Seoul Station in South Korea. Joo Jin-Mo’s character of Han Seok-Joo was once a photographer, but he became homeless. He is then hired by an editor (Han Ye-Seul) of a paparazzi  magazine. This scene shows him when he was homeless.

“Big Issue” first airs March 6, 2019.

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Feb 14 2019

Yoon Hyun-Min & Ko Sung-Hee cast in Netflix drama series “I Holo You”

Yoon Hyun-Min and Ko Sung-Hee are now cast in new Netflix drama series “I Holo You” (literal title). Yoon Hyun-Min will play 2 different characters in the drama series. He will play Nan-Do who is a genius inventor and the other character is hologram AI Holo. Ko Sung-Hee will play a lonely who meets the hologram. Drama series will be directed by Lee Sang-Yeob (“Familiar Wife“) and scripted by Ryoo Yong-Jae (“Pied Piper“).

Release date for the drama series has yet to be announced.

Feb 13 2019

Teaser trailer #2 for OCN drama series “Kill It”

Teaser trailer #2 added for upcoming OCN drama series “Kill It” starring Chang Ki-Yong and Nana. Teaser trailer #2 again features Chang Ki-Yong as assassin Kim Soo-Hyun. While he looks to take out a target, a voice over by Chang Ki-Yong states in Korean “Life is all precious, if it’s not the target.”

Meanwhile, actor Lee Jae-Won is cast to play supporting character Philip An for the drama series. Philip An is best friends with Kim Soo-Hyun (Chang Ki-Yong) and he is a broker.

“Kill It” will first air March 16, 2019 in South Korea.

Feb 13 2019

First script reading for SBS drama series “Big Issue”

First script reading for SBS drama series “Big Issue” took place December 17, 2018 at SBS Ilsan Production Center in Tanhyun, South Korea. Joo Jin-Mo, Han Ye-Seul, Shin So-Yul and Choi Song-Hyun were among the cast members that attended the first script reading. The drama series revolves around Han Seok-Joo played by Joo Jin-Mo and Ji Soo-Hyun played by Han Ye-Seul. Han Seok-Joo was once a photographer for a top newspaper, but his career and personal life collapsed. Ji Soo-Hyun is the chief editor of a celebrity magazine and she hires Han Seok-Joo as a photographer.

“Big Issue” first airs March 6, 2019 in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Wednesday and Thursday 10 PM time slot after “The Last Empress.”).

Feb 13 2019

Filming for Netflix drama series “Kingdom Season 2” begins

Filming for Netflix sequel drama series “Kingdom Season 2” began February 12, 2019. Prior to filming, the traditional gosa ceremony to bring about good fortune and the first script reading took place February 8, 2019. At the script reading, main cast members Ju Ji-Hoon, Bae Doo-Na, Ryoo Seung-Ryong and new performers for season 2 Park Byung-Eun and Kim Tae-Hoon were in attendance among others. Season 1 of “Kingdom” premiered on January 25, 2019 and told the story of zombies the plagued Joseon era South Korea. When “Kingdom Season 2” will premiere has yet to be announced.


Feb 11 2019

SBS drama series “The Last Empress” extended to 52 episodes

Popular SBS drama series “The Last Empress,” starring Jang Na-Ra and Choi Jin-Hyuk, has been extended from 48 episodes to 52 episodes. Ratings for the drama series has been quite high, which gave the impetus to the staff to add 4 more episodes and tell a better ending story. The drama series was originally scheduled to end on February 14, 2019, but it will not finish on February 21, 2019. Consequently, Drama series “Big Issue” will now premiere on March 6, 2019 in the Wednesday and Thursday 10PM time slot for SBS.

Feb 11 2019

Ahn Hyo-Seop cast in tvN drama series “Abyss”

Ahn Hyo-Seop is cast for the lead male role in upcoming tvN drama series “Abyss” co-starring Park Bo-Young. For the drama series, Ahn Hyo-Seop will play Cha Min. He gets into an accident and dies. A mysterious bread called Abyss then revives him, but he gets a different appearance. He changes from an unattractive guy to a handsome guy. He begins work at a law firm with Ko Se-Yeon (Park Bo-Young).

“Abyss” will air sometime during the first half of this year in South Korea.

Feb 9 2019

Teaser trailer #4,#5,#6 for tvN drama series “He is Psychometric”

Teaser trailers #4,#5,#6 added for upcoming tvN drama series “He is Psychometric” starring Jin Young, Shin Ye-Eun, Kim Kwon and Kim Da-Som. Teaser trailer #6 introduces all four of the main characters who are Lee (Jin Young) with psychometric powers, Police Officer Yoon Jae-In (Shin Ye-Eun), Prosecutor Kang Sung-Mo (Kim Kwon) and Detective Eun Ji-Soo (Kim Da-Som).

“He is Psychometric” first airs March 11, 2019 in South Korea.